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“A treasure trove of 1960's cultural history!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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LBJ Presidential Library
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Owner description: The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, including 650,000 photos, one million feet of film, 2,000 oral histories, and 5,000 hours of recordings from the public career of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his close associates. In addition to permanent exhibits which tell the story of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, the library hosts temporary exhibits throughout the year. The Library is open every day (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and older, $3 for children 13-17, and $3 for college students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT students, faculty, staff and administrators with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38.
Chicago, Illinois
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“A treasure trove of 1960's cultural history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

A treasure trove of 1960's cultural history. The entire context of the Civil Rights movement is displayed with vigor and urgency. Yes, urgency to embrace what makes America tick--a passion to accomplish difficult things. I gained new perspective on the Vietnam War through an interactive audio tour that put me in LBJ's shoes.

The library is a social study immersion. It's intelligent, classy, and totally interactive. Great for kids and adults alike. Dive in and lap it up.

Visited March 2013
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“Informative and well organized”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Loved learning about all of the legislation LBJ supported during his admin. Also enjoyed the walls dedicated to the photographic contributions of the presidential photo journalists.

Visited March 2013
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Buffalo, NY
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“Learned a lot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

I had a bit of time on my hands before my shuttle, so I headed over to the LBJ Museum and Library. Apparently it used to be free but now they have a suggested donation -- meaning you could pay nothing if you want, but they suggest $8. I really wasn't expecting that much, and while some of the displays and curating was kind of busy and dated, I learned a lot about LBJ's challenges, methods and achievements. I especially loved the recreation of the oval office on the 10th floor. And, because he was constantly on the phone, they had a phone you could pick up and hear his conversations with various people trying to get them to do things for him.

The view of the rows and rows of archival materials is spectacular as well. With all the objects, pictures, recordings and contextual materials, I really feel better educated about LBJ and the times.

Visited March 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Very, Very educational and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Loved this place. Located on campus of Univ. of Texas. Nice little snack bar next door for a decent lunch. Very nice staff. Loved all the memories of LBJ and his service to the USA. I was very young when he became president and this immersed me in the history of the 60's. Brought back so much to me. Loved listening to his telephone recordings;; The memorabilia was great. So glad I visited the LBJ Library!!!!

Visited February 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Great way to spend a rainy day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We enjoyed our time at LBJ Presidential Library. My husband nor I are history buffs, but we really enjoyed our time at the library. Exhibits are well done and intriguing and teach you a lot about US presidential history in general, not just the LBJ administration. Great way to spend a rainy day!

Visited December 2012
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